Red Hat’s system management tools join hands with its DevOps programs

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For years we’ve used older system management tools such as Ivanti LANDESK, Kaseya VSA and  Dynatrace Application Monitoring. They’re still great, but as we move to the cloud, containers and continuous integration and development (CI/CD) DevOps programs such as Puppet, Chef and SaltStack have risen in importance. Red Hat, a leading business Linux distributor, has a foot […]

What CIOs should know about the buyer journey

You’re stuck in a conference room with a bunch of sales and marketing types discussing how they’re looking to use their new marketing technology toys to drive incremental revenue and keep the promises they made to you about ROI. You want to contribute to the conversation but then it turns to the “customer/buyer journey,” and […]

Your business skills are valuable to technology companies

This is part 3 in a 3-part series. As promised, this is the third part in my series, “Do technology companies mind if you’re not technical?” The other day I was asked by a colleague if my position in the graduate program was through an IT or computer science degree, and if so did I […]

The digital workplace: Making the magic happen

Globalization and the growth of the “outside-in” digital enterprise have thoroughly disrupted the workplace. The company-employee equation has changed dramatically, with the “task” becoming the primary focus. Collaboration happens intuitively and digitally across boundaries. As workers exercise more independence, taking jobs they’re truly interested in, businesses reduce traditional benefits and brick-and-mortar office space to free […]

Clinical and IT collaboration drive value-based care

It is no surprise that healthcare shares the same challenges as other industries’ purchase and implementation challenges. The difference with healthcare is that the outcomes can literally be a matter of life and death. For this reason, it is even more critical that IT learns “the businesses” it serves, with special attention to those closest […]

Technology companies do want you!

This is part 2 in a 3-part series. As mentioned in my last blog, if we are to become digital leaders, and keep up with the next generation of digital natives, we need to continue investing in our IT skills. For me, that was one of the driving factors in applying for a graduate position […]

The marriage vows of technology and banking

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As of 2015, U.S. banks have stored data equivalent to 275 billion MP3s. Drifting through a vast ocean of data are credit card histories, banking transactions and personal customer profiles among other pieces of sensitive information. Banks are under tremendous pressure to collect, store, manage and protect this critical data, and that’s what makes information […]

Do technology companies mind if you’re not technical?

This is part 1 of a 3-part series. Information technology and business are becoming inextricably interwoven. I don’t think anybody can talk meaningfully about one without the talking about the other. – Bill Gates A question I have been asked multiple times since I first started applying for graduate positions last year is, “What made […]

Shadow influences drive considered decisions

The term “the usual suspects” is used widely in law enforcement and marketing vernacular. We are creatures of habit and we gravitate toward what we’ve grown accustomed to or at best toward what seems to work. I spend much of my professional life analyzing data related to the neuroscience of buying technology products. These purchases […]

An Account Based Marketing primer for enterprise IT

In the age old attempt to “learn the business” there is a rather old marketing strategy that has been amplified recently by new ways of unearthing client insight from corporate databases and CRMs. I think it’s worthwhile for IT to understand this concept if for no other reason than to be proactive about it in […]